RaeLynn grew up in an extremely musically talented family in Baytown, Texas. "If you couldn't sing or play an instrument in my family, it was a phenomenon," she says. She grew up listening to a mixture of many musical genres - everything from Gospel to Dolly Parton and Destiny’s Child - and always knew she wanted to do something in the entertainment business.
RaeLynn didn't waste any time making that happen. At age 15 her mom and dad took her to Los Angeles. Although the trip was intended to help her pursue her acting dream, it was there she began to write songs and developed a real passion for music. Upon returning home to Texas, RaeLynn graduated early from high school at the top of her class. "I told my mom I wanted to sing country music," she says, "so at 17 years old, I went to Nashville to write songs and start chasing my dreams." One day she was writing with a friend, Nicolle Galyon, who heard something special in her voice, prompting her to audition for season two of NBC's The Voice.
"What a crazy experience!" she recalls. "I auditioned with the hopes of making Blake Shelton’s team because I was such a fan of him and Miranda Lambert. When I auditioned and his chair turned around, I almost had a heart attack! He has mentored me and taught me so much about my craft. I felt so blessed to be on that show because it built a relationship that has forever changed my life."
That following summer, RaeLynn hit the road to perform with Miranda Lambert, which ultimately led to her signing with Big Machine Label Group. From that day forward, she has been writing non-stop. "I was writing about a song a day," she says. I soon began creating my sound for my record and continued writing what I felt ... having no limits ... and just saying what was on my heart in my own wacky way." A few months later, RaeLynn grabbed the attention of the publishing powerhouses Big Machine Music and LA-based Prescription Songs, who signed her for a publishing deal.
RaeLynn can’t wait to share her music with the nation and make lifelong fans while on the road. She is so excited to see how this next chapter unfolds and is confident she is exactly where she needs to be.
"Music is my passion...the fact that I get to wake up every morning and do this is inspiring enough."